Błażej PIECH (POL)
13 - MTOW GL
1.3 DEFINITION OF A MICROLIGHT OR PARAMOTOR AIRCRAFT
1.3.1 A one or two seat powered aircraft whose minimum speed at Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) is less
than 65 km/h, and having a MTOW of:
- 300 kg for a landplane flown solo
- 375 kg for a landplane specifically designed to be flown with two persons but flown solo in championships.
- 330 kg for an amphibian or a pure seaplane flown solo;;
- 405 kg for an amphibian or a pure seaplane specifically designed to be flown with two persons but flown solo in
- 450 kg for a landplane flown with two persons
- 495 kg for an amphibian or a pure seaplane flown with two persons
Note. These definitions also apply to foot-launched Microlight and Paramotor aircraft.
1.3.2 The MTOW described in 1.3.1 may be increased by 5% if the aircraft is equipped with a parachute system
designed to bring the entire aircraft to the ground if it is deployed.
Modern autogyro is developed mainly due to EASA rules. The reason is specific construction and safety. For actually manufactured gyros not many can comply with these requirements which leads to diminished number of competitors in championship events.